Trees up to 20 m tall.
Bark smooth, dark; blaze reddish.
Branchlets terete, adpressed hairs when young.
Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; petiole to 0.6-1.1 cm long, canaliculate, hairy when young, glabrous when mature; lamina to 6-18 x 3.5-7.5 cm, oblong to elliptic-oblong, apex gradually acuminate with blunt tip, sometimes obtuse, base acute to cuneate, margin entire, coriaceous, glabrous, drying brown; midrib canaliculate above; secondary nerves 8-13 pairs, not prominent; tertiary nerves obscure.
Flowers unisexual, dioecious; male flowers in axillary clusters on very short tubercles, silky tomentose; female flowers sessile, in axillary clusters.
Berry, globose, to 2.5 cm across, glabrous when mature; calyx persistent, lobes reflexed with wavy margin; seeds 4.
State - Kerala, District/s: Palakkad, Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur